MSN - CP Wibbitz English Feed http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/2a136d9ed89b4164ab6450367889bf46 MSN - CP Wibbitz English Feed Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 26 Jun 2019 03:45:24 +0000 Mermen calendar targets 'toxic masculinity,' raises big money for charities http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/2a136d9ed89b4164ab6450367889bf46/63f168a4c6f54c078d9928ffb246b1ff Burly Newfoundland man posing in mermaid flippers has turned into a globally known effort to combat gender stereotypes. The 2019 Merb'ys calendar - created by the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club - draws its name from 'mermaid' and the Newfoundland moniker for 'buddy.' The calendar features photos of husky, bearded Newfoundland men posed on the province's rugged shoreline. What started as a dare has now raised more than a half million dollars for charity. The 2018 version of the calendar raised more than $300,000 for a local mental health organization. While the proceeds from the calendar sales - totalling over $200,000 - went to Violence Prevention NL. Hasan Hai, the leader of the club , said they received a number of responses from charities when they put the call out to create a 2019 calendar. Hai isn't sure there will be a 2020 version of the calendar - but that doesn't mean they are hanging up their fins for good. 63f168a4c6f54c078d9928ffb246b1ff Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:52:43 +0000 Burly Newfoundland man posing in mermaid flippers has turned into a globally known effort to combat gender stereotypes. The 2019 Merb'ys calendar - created by the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club - draws its name from 'mermaid' and the Newfoundland moniker for 'buddy.' The calendar features photos of husky, bearded Newfoundland men posed on the province's rugged shoreline. What started as a dare has now raised more than a half million dollars for charity. The 2018 version of the calendar raised more than $300,000 for a local mental health organization. While the proceeds from the calendar sales - totalling over $200,000 - went to Violence Prevention NL. Hasan Hai, the leader of the club , said they received a number of responses from charities when they put the call out to create a 2019 calendar. Hai isn't sure there will be a 2020 version of the calendar - but that doesn't mean they are hanging up their fins for good. Mermen calendar targets 'toxic masculinity,' raises big money for charities